Re: Very bad 159 problem.
Well 2 years for a battery is a really small life cycle in my opinion. Batteries tend to last longer than 2 years (besides a major problem in a single unit) so i would have expected my battery to last at least 3-4 years but yet again the dealer said those batteries have a life cycle of 2 years and i should be changing it every 2 years.
Also about the reliabilty if you guys check my very first post you would have seen the issues that i had with the car and was fixed so it is perfectly normal when my car acts this way and i get scared.
I never had a car with start stop button before... When the batteries are over on my previous cars (mustang and mondeo) i would just turn the keys to start the engine and from the engine's sound i would have understood that the batteries were the problem and not any other part of the car. So with the start stop button this is my first experience.
Still i am not happy with the 2006 model. (it was one of the very first ones when i purchased it) so i will mostly change it to 2009. after august.
Plus before this experience whenever i had a dead battery or heard from a friend the problems always occurred when they sat in the car and wanted to start the car and never occurred while driving it...
About me leaving lights on, it is impossible as Alfa has the auto shut feature. And i am always careful while i am in the car i never turn on the car unless i intend to drive it in the next few mins.
Anyway terrible battery life İMHO, but perhaps batteries vary within countries and in UK or Europe there is a more advanced model that's life cycle is 3-4 years...
Also ALFABAY, i love kebap and eat it all the time... let me know if you want a taste of it, if you catch my drift.